Monday, March 31, 2014

30/30 Wrap Up

Tropical Whimsy Block #4
Berry Barn Designs hosted a 30/30 challenge (sew 30 minutes a day for 30 days) this month and I really enjoyed it. My goal was "to spend 30 minutes each day working on a sewing/quilting project that appeals to me that day. I have some ongoing quilt projects that I might work on, a couple of spring skirt patterns I want to make, and I might start working on a new quilt design." and I kind of accomplished it, but officially I did not because I missed a couple days and didn't get any farther than pre-washing fabric for the skirts. 

However, I did enjoy more sewing time this month than I usually manage (and all time spent sewing is "me time" in my book) and got a ton of stuff done. 

  •  I got several quilts to the point of hand sewing binding (pictures when they are all done) including a long-time UFO, Sam's quilt, and a baby quilt I hadn't even started 30 days ago
  • I paper-pieced 3 circles for my Tropical Whimsy quilt
  • I am almost finished quilting my AQG mystery quilt
  • I got all my sleeves and labels sewn on my quilts for my Guild Show
  • Quilting in Progress on AQG Mystery 2014
  • I visited other 30/30 participant blogs (and was inspired by all the beautiful work) and had lots of new visitors here at Urban Quilter


  1. Just love your Tropical Whimsy Block! You've really completed a lot!

  2. It has been delightful following you through this challenge. You do beautiful work.

  3. wow that is quite a list of finished projects...well done

  4. Congratulations on all your accomplishments! Love those Tropical Whimsy circle blocks! Great job, Mary!

  5. I love your work Mary. Your tropical Whimsy block looks awesome. Even if you didn't do everything you wanted to, you still accomplished a lot. Congrats!

  6. Wow, I love that top piece! Great finishes!

  7. Mary, I'm really glad to have had you working on the challenge with us all this past month - you got a lot done! (Those paper pieced circles alone would've taken me the whole month - you must be quite good at them : )

    1. Thanks Sarah! I've really enjoyed the challenge. The circles have generated a lot of comments -- I really like to do paper piecing, but it has been a great bonus to get so many compliments!


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